Walgreens Haul

August 31, 2012

My Bita came home from the States about a week and a half ago and she got me almost everything on my list of stuff I wanted from the drugstore! Too bad the stuff I wanted from ELF didn’t make it but I am more than happy and thankful for the boatload of products I got in my little Walgreens goodie bag.

Recently, I’ve been having hair and makeup done almost every day because we’ve been working on a TV pilot episode project these past few weeks. Flat ironing my hair and putting a ton of makeup everyday wasn’t good for me — or my hair or skin! I knew I needed some sort of a heat protectant so I got the TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray.

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I also stocked up on some Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. The Almay ones I ordered online were doing me good too but I thought actual wipes were more convenient than little round pads.

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The whole beauty community had been raving about this for quite some time and I was so ecstatic to finally get my hands on one of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. I tried Smitten earlier and I immediately fell in love with everything about it — the color, texture, scent — EVERYTHING! It’s the perfect everyday, no-fuss lip product. I think I want to get more colors!

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Having tried my friend Nicole's L’Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner, I really wanted to purchase my own. It’s way better than my ELF liquid eyeliner pen in so many ways. Bought two because I’m a hoarder like that.

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I’ve tried Maybelline Great Lash mascaras so many times and loved it that I did not think twice not to include in my list. I got both in Clear (for setting brows) and Very Black.

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Lo and behold, the mascara I’ve been wanting to try for AGES: the Maybelline Volum’Express The Mega Plush Mascara in Very Black. I’ve heard numerous good reviews about this and how it holds up in the summer time and the warmest weather and I figured a Manila girl like me would need this in her makeup stash. I can’t wait to try it!

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I’m no mascara hoarder, I swear… or not. I wanted the CoverGirl LashBlast Volume but instead I received the CoverGirl LashBlast Luxe Mega Volume Shimmering Mascara. SHIMMERING? WHAT? I don’t know how that would look but I’m still excited to have it and try it out.

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For face products, I wanted the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream but sadly got the wrong shade! Medium/Deep is way too dark for my skin tone… Any takers?

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Just looking at the swatch, I look like I have a fake tan patch!

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This, however, was matched perfectly! The Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Combination/Oily skin in Golden Beige turned my frown upside down. Not only did it match well, blend flawlessly and was the perfect coverage, it smelled amazing. I could sniff the bottle all day! I’m super excited to test it out for longevity and a full face makeup look.

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You could barely see the swatch because it matched me almost a 100%!

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My abuelita is awesome. Any drugstore recommendations/favorites?

Always,
Issa x